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Smart Steps

Grades K to 2
 

Develop Strategic, Independent Readers with an Integrated Literacy Program

  • PROVIDE 115 tightly and carefully leveled Fiction and Nonfiction readers, available in print and digital formats, that offer multiple opportunities to engage young readers.
     
  • TEACH reading with scaffolded and explicit instruction, teach more content, and differentiate instruction designed for whole class, small group, and independent learning.
     
  • MEET the needs and track the progress of your diverse classroom with built-in ELL instruction strategies, school-home connections, and practice and assessment worksheets.

Program Overview
Smart Steps is a differentiated reading program designed to teach young students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 literacy skills and strategies in an integrated and well-defined fashion. Smart Steps helps you to guide students in the development of their reading comprehension and language and foundational skills through flexible, easy-to-use instruction.

Teacher Guides
Teach close reading skills in whole class and small group settings with print and digital activities.

Each 6-page Teacher Guide includes:

  • 3-page Lesson Plan
    • Lesson Objectives, CCSS correlations, and close reading instruction
    • Vocabulary mini-lessons
    • Lesson Enhancement Features extend learning with digital books
    • School-Home Connection Strategies and ELL Strategies
  • Skills Practice Instruction - Additional practice activities for Language and Foundational Skills and Writing
  • 2 Worksheets
    • Skills Practice Worksheet for Language and Foundational skills covered in each book
    • Comprehension Worksheet focuses on students' ability to meet the book's reading objectives. May be used for assessment.

Take a Look Inside! Download a FREE Teacher Guide Sampler.

 

Student Books: Available in Print and Digital Formats
Every Smart Steps Print 6-Pack Contains Access to a Digital Version of the Title

Designed to engage and introduce young readers to a variety of text types, the 115 fiction and nonfiction student books are available in print and digital formats.

  • Develop new vocabulary by teaching students to process words in context.
  • Books include a variety of line lengths and sentence structures.
  • Each book features higher-order critical thinking 'Think About It' questions.
  • Extend learning through the interactive features found in the digital leveled readers!
    • Read-along audio: Words in text are highlighted.
    • Each word on a page is clickable, allowing students to hear word pronunciations.
    • Foundational/Language Skills question and Comprehension question on every 2-page spread.
    • Each nonfiction student book contains video clips.
    • Access 2 printable worksheets with exercises that reinforce foundational skills and reading comprehension.
    • Project the Think About It questions using an interactive whiteboard for whole class discussion.

Take a Look Inside! View Interactive Digital Book Samples.

For complete purchasing options, click through each grade level below:

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Smart Steps Teacher Guide Sample
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Teacher Guide Sample.

 

Every 6-Pack Contains Access to a Digital Book!
Perfect for whole class and small group settings.
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Learn More!

Researched & Approved:
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Research Report.

 

Download the complete program
Scope and Sequence. (235K pdf)
 

STEP 1:
Offer students exposure to a wide variety of text types.

STEP 2:
Integrate and enhance your literacy instruction. Cover Reading, Language and Foundational Skills, and Writing in one lesson and align to the Common Core State Standards!.

STEP 3:
Differentiate your instruction and provide each student with the necessary reading and practice opportunities.

STEP 4:
Extend learning through the interactive features found in the Digital Leveled Readers.

Titles in this Series Guided Rdg Level
Smart Steps: Kindergarten A - E
Smart Steps: Grade 1 F - I
Smart Steps: Grade 2 J - M

 

Smart Steps
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPriceStandards Correlations
WA-35256 Complete Grades K2 Classroom Collection: 690 Print Books (6 each of 115 titles), 115 Interactive E-books; 115 Teacher Guides $5,550.00 Correlate

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